Concordia's Greg Sanders wins NCAA III Title and OW
Concordia claims five individual titles at NWA Tournament
Concordia Open Brackets 2012
- Concordia 35, #27 North Central IL 9
November 7, 2012
Wrestling dominates in season opening victory at No. 27
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – If there were any doubts as to whether
Concordia University Wisconsin would be ready for its
wrestling season opener on Wednesday night, the questions
were answered with a dominating 35-9 victory over No. 27
North Central College at Nichols Gymnasium.
The Falcons won seven consecutive bouts to build an
overwhelming 29-0 lead during the non-conference matchup.
CUW (1-0) picked up three victories by fall and two by major
"We wrestled well tonight and competed every minute on the
mat," head coach Corey VanGroll said. "We won a lot of bouts
in the second and third period by wearing them down. The way
we have been practicing the last two weeks showed by our
The victory was the first for VanGroll since taking over as
head coach in May.
"Every one of our guys wrestled with intensity tonight,"
VanGroll said. "Allen Fenner was down most of his bout, but
eventually broke down his opponent mentally and physically.
That was impressive to see from him since he was wrestling
for the first time collegiately."
Concordia University Wisconsin 35, No. 27 North Central
125: Sean Ambrocio (CUW) dec. Nick Santos (NCC), 7-0
133: Marcus Lubner (CUW) maj. dec. Jon Williamson (NCC),
141: Allen Fenner (CUW) win by fall Luke Keefe (NCC), 6:27
149: Greg Sanders (CUW) win by fall Max Burling (NCC), 5:19
157: David Toumi (CUW) dec. Blake Olson (NCC), 11-5
165: Leonard Kuspa (CUW) maj. dec. Jason Bonham (NCC), 14-4
174: Casey Kenealy (CUW) dec. Kyle Geary (NCC), 8-2
184: Steve Burling (NCC) dec. Seth Kilkelly (CUW), 12-8
197: Jake Reuteler (CUW) won by fall Vince Marrone (NCC),
285: Dylan Mahler (NCC) won by fall Zachary Oranger (CUW),
Concordia’s Massman Qualifies To NCAA III National
Joe Massman (Sr., Taylor, WI) qualified to The NCAA III National
Tournament by placing 2nd at the NCAA III Regional hosted by
Concordia on Saturday, Feb. 21. Massman went 5-1 on the day to
push his season record to 30-4. The senior opened the tournament
with a pair of wins to advance to the semi-finals. After
dropping a 10-5 decision to #1 ranked Willie Holst of Augsburg,
Massman defeated Lakeland’s Isaac Robertson 12-5 to Get to the
Massman then pinned Elmhurst’s Charlie Curran in 2:05 to get a
‘true 2nd-place match against Concordia-Moorhead’s Justin Berns.
After scoring a early takedown with back points to take a 5-0
lead, Berns defaulted and Massman earned his first trip to the
In the first round, Massman pinned St. Olaf’s Oscer Morales for
his 100th career win.
The NCAA III National Tournament is March 6-7 In Cedar Rapids,
IA. The first round on March 6 Begins at 11:00am.